Just because your family is gluten-free, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the Halloween goodies. Why not get creative, and make your own? It’s not as tough as you might think, plus there are so many amazing options, you really won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything. Below, you’ll find a list of our seven favorite gluten-free Halloween treats, plus a link to where you can find each recipe.
Gluten-Free Packaged Candy
Before you hit the kitchen, keep in mind that there are plenty of pre-made Halloween candies that naturally gluten-free. Most gummy varieties (including candy corn and pumpkins) and many chocolate treats are good to go, including Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey Kisses. For a complete list of gluten-free Halloween candies made by U.S. manufacturers, click here.
Homemade Gluten-Free Halloween Treats
Witch Potion Shakes – This gluten-free treat combines orange sherbet with vanilla ice cream, orange juice and fresh fruit for a truly spooktacular Halloween treat.
Candy Corn Cupcake – Candy corn is a must on Halloween and these adorable gluten-free candy corn cupcakes celebrate it! Decorated to incorporate all our favorite candy corn colors, they are sure to be a big hit at your next spooky bash!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Apples – These are amazing, and a treat you can actually feel pretty good about serving to your kids, pat on the back, Mom! Chocolate, peanut butter and nuts drizzled over crisp, tart green apples.… How could you go wrong?
Graveyard Cupcakes – These are so fun and so cute, they are sure to be a hit for everyone! These yummy gluten-free cupcakes are frosted first, and then dipped in chocolate cookie crumbs (to look like dirt). Top it off with a gummy worm inching out of the dirt, and a topper that reads “RIP” or “Overdosed on Candy.” Seriously, too cute!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies – Cheesecake AND a brownie? Sign us up! These are great crowd pleasers. The pumpkin puree swirl adds a special fall flare to the brownie, cheesecake mashup, and don’t let the gluten-free part fool you. These treats are moist, rich and busting with Halloween flavor!
Graveyard Candy Apples – This twist on the traditional candy apple will have your guests begging for more. The irresistible combination of white and dark chocolate, topped off with edible candy eyes is an easy way to get everyone’s attention, and encourage lots of apple eating!
Pumpkin Pie Dip – Here’s something your guests can fill up on, that isn’t quite as sweet! This gluten-free pumpkin pie dip combines a yogurt base with pumpkin puree and all your favorite fall spices. Best of all, you dip it with homemade baked cinnamon chips that are made from gluten-free tortillas. Warning, this dip is highly addictive.
What’s your all-time favorite Halloween treat? Have you found a way to make it gluten-free? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below! Happy Halloween!
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